Post by carmelkearney on Jun 10, 2011 20:56:35 GMT
Liam and Rose i cant believe what i have forgotten over the years about nicknames, the Geezer i remember and the dude, i was amazed to see Raymond Casserly name on a post last night i havent thought about him in years wonder where he is?
Hi Liam,Maura and Frank ;D Liam never knew 'Our Kev' was Pockets now wondering how the name came about Maura thanks for enlightening me and I'd completly forgotten that Fiona Moran was called 'Twiggy'. Frank as you can see it really is a SMALL World, my younger brother Kevin and Maura,Carmels younger sister Jackie(who you remember from being on the back of Mauras bike when ye exchanged rings) all those years ago) Both of them were really young when our families left the Curragh. Well believe it on not years later they hooked up here in LOndon and have been happily married for years and now living back in the old country down in the kingdom! Whats the odds on that eh? MaryF
Post by Frank O'Connor on Jul 20, 2011 13:08:12 GMT
That's a truly amazing story about Jackie and Kevin. Maura told me about that elsewhere but I never got back to you to acknowledge you also. Apologies for that.
I will await the famous picture with bated breath. Unfortunately, when I first left home many many moons ago I left with nothing but the clothes on my back so I have no photographs to aid chilhood memories. As You might guess I regularly check the Curragh.info photo database and download anything there that rings my bell.
Many thanks to anyone who has posted pictures on there.
The receiving of a photo from the past can be such an uplifting experience, it is only now that I appreciate them having got some of family members from the 1900s that I never had, I truly was and am delighted.
Some I have had restored , no such thing as a bad photo as far as I am concerned. Perhaps some of your old pals can build up your collection as I am sure that Billy and John will.
Regards to you hope life is good.
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Hi Frank, Thanks for the reply, I sincerly hope that with the help of Billy,John and other forum users you'll be able to build up a supply of old photos to aid you with your childhood memories. As Andy said theres no bad photos each one holds (for someone)a valued piece of the past, so the best of luck to you MaryF
In the past year I have received photographs from the most unlikely sources, an example Charlie 004, he sent me some of us both in recruit training in Mc Donagh in 1967, Another arrived in the form of a memorial card of my daddy from a chap who found it in his departed mother prayer book, still more of family arrived from people on different forums much to my surprise and delight. Sometimes other people think that you have these photos because they have them, not true, In respect of my daddy, I had only one, now I have several spanning different stages of his life.
Starting to ramble here, and explaining it badly so will let it sit .
Post by Frank O'Connor on Jul 22, 2011 0:02:47 GMT
Andy Brennan said;
"The receiving of a photo from the past can be such an uplifting experience"
Yes indeed Andy, it surely can, and sometimes it might even be truly magical, as when, during one of my early visits to this site, I stumbled on this picture posted by the celebrated Mr Parminter, whom I have never met in the flesh, but have surely now met in the spirit.
The picture was obviously taken from the window of the bedroom in which I slept as a boy. It shows a view that I remember so well, although I have not seen it for maybe 45 years, and thought I would never see it again.
Can you just imagine how it made me feel? I swear I found myself wandering in fantasy down across that bottom road and up among those beautiful big trees I loved so well, and which were one of the many gateways into that wild paradise in which we roamed so freely.
(PS Don't mind the snow, I'm talking high summer here.)